It s great!!!!, in fact Miss Mills is the best teacher !!!!!, And the school is very very good!!!!
Great school, friendlier staff & teachers. The PTO board members and volunteers work very hard to help students and teachers with their needs. Safe environment, very concerned about kids security. Needs more parent involvement and knowledgeable front office staff.
I must say that my son who is now 9 years old, started his first years of school there have been hard work but his teachers from begining to now have been beyond fantastic.
I am very disappointed with the teachers at this school! My child was treated like an outcast and it was painful to send her to school everyday! I now believe what I read before my child attended, "If your not a part of the PTA your child will be treated different." Sorry I am a single mother who can not attend the meetings, but the teachers have no excuse to treat a child badly or different! I am so happy my child is moving on to the next grade and very thankful a new teacher!
Basic school, academics seem to be kind of bland. Need to make academics more of a priority. Enrichment activities should be added. All other elementary schools in this area seem to be doing really well, but this school's academics are probably in last or near last place for the area
This school does provide busses if you live outside the 2 mile limit. My neighborhood children are bussed.
This school seems to provide good education, teachers, and curriculum for their students but unfortunetly they do not provide school buses.
I agree with this writer that some of the teachers and most of the office staff are unapproachable and cold. They are not kind if you are not an 'it parent'. The academics are great, the school clubs are a dissappointment. I am sure my child will do well here but if I could reassign to a different school, I probably would.
The new principal took over at a difficult time, but this was my children's best year at this school! Even with the construction, the focus became relevant academics with an emphasis on child-centered learning. The emphasis on student safety was appreciated. I also wish the PTO would move all meetings to the night time so working parents could be involved instead of just the stay home parents.
When we moved to Florida the only thing we knew about Wellington was the great schools. We were not disappointed when we started at WES. The current principal was the AP at the time and he was as helpful and accessible as he is now. Unfortunately, with the overload work teachers get these days and little money and time is hard to have closeness, but not impossible. All teachers do their best to accommodate any parent's needs. The mixture of 'seasoned' teachers and 'new ones' works at WES, because they are all up to date with the newest practices in teaching. I attend the PTO general meetings (always at night) to get my information and the communication between school and parents is very helpful (teacher's weekly newsletters, PTO newsletter). The ESE department, Cafeteria, Office staff, and Head custodian get an A+.
I have two children at this school and they both love it. Both of my kids have had great teachers and instruction. They were part of the reading counts program and excelled in the contest because they wanted to be interviewed by the principal on the closed circuit TV (they both made it several times). The last event I attended was the Book Fair and Pizza night. There were so many families. It was nice to see other parents supporting the school.
I disagree with the parent who writes that the administration is not unapproachable and cold. We have grandchildren there and are always welcome on campus to join them for lunch when we are in town visiting. The front office staff is always helpful and welcoming, I do not know of any other schools that have such an open and welcoming policy these post Columbine days. Wellington Elementary is a warm, friendly family oriented school. Mr. D'Aoust has even come up to us with a friendly handshake and hello, and remembers who we are from our last visits. How can that possibly be cold and stand-offish? Try dropping in for lunch with your children someday and give it a chance. We have even volunteered for lunch duty and the walk a thon in the spring. We know our grandchildren love it there, as do my daughter and son in law.
This school is tops in the area. Both of my children have gone through K-5 and have had excellent teachers all way through. The administration has been extremely supportive and are seen throughout the community. This is why we moved to Wellington.
I have 2 kids here and they both love it. The teachers are the best! the administration is somewhat unapproachable unless you're one of 'the parents.' Parents are very involved and there is definetly a sense of community, a real neighborhood school. The common area bathrooms need a really good cleaning, but the classes are clean. Pta meetings alternate between days and night, but attendance is not what it should be. There are after school activities, but not always known about. Need to put out listing w/ days and times and grades open to. Over all the school is tops in the area. Academics are up to standard & some teachers put the bar a little higher. The administration needs to be more personable and visible to all parents and the kids. They can sometimes seem a little cold and stan offish.
My daughter attends 1st grade & loves it. Her teachers are great. My only complaint would be the cleanliness of the school.
The WES faculty is one of the oldest faculties in the entire county. Many teachers here have been with WES since it opened 25 years ago. That has advantages and disadvantages. For instance, many of the seasoned teachers are fantastic teachers and their years of experience are a huge bonus, as they have seen it all by now and can deal with children very well, as well as excellent parent interaction, including involving parents in classroom activities when appropriate. The main drawback to having so many of the older teachers is that as they got older, they became burned out and grumpy. Many of these same faculty members believe they run the school, not the administration. The administrators are very nice, however, ineffective and non-decisive. If your child is very low in any FCAT-academic area, he/she will get attention. The super bright kids and the average children get no special attention.
Much of the students' work is 'completed as class' according to the stamps on my child's work. Very little emphasis on project based learning, hands on learning or applying skills to anything but worksheets. Tests were graded - everything else came home with 'completed in class' or a sticker/stamp on the work.
My son started at this school in the middle of 2nd grade and the teachers and principal were both very receptive of us. He has had some struggles thru the years and the school has worked with us to make it work and strived to let him be the best student he can be. thank you
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